RSGB Patron, Silent Key

| April 9, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT.

He had been the Radio Society of Great Britain’s patron since 1952 and joined the Society on several occasions. These included special event stations, anniversary events and exhibitions.

In 1988, he attended the 75th Anniversary Convention at the NEC. After touring the display of amateur equipment through the ages he exchanged a short greetings message with Windsor Castle. His opening address was included in a special edition of GB2RS that was carried live from the NEC.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s continuing commitment to help young people to develop new skills was demonstrated through the message he sent on the occasion of YOTA 2017:

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome everyone who is participating in The Radio Society of Great Britain’s youth event ‘Youngsters on the Air 2017’. The skills involved in amateur radio are a valuable foundation for careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. I hope that all those taking part in this event will gain valuable experience for their chosen career. I wish all participants a very enjoyable week, and trust that the friendships formed will last long after the conclusion of the camp.”

Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the whole Royal Family at this sad time.

RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW

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